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Maths – subitising

We are continuing to learn to subitise (Development Matters 2021.) The children have already had lots of experience with perceptual subitising (seeing the quantity without counting) and with making collections of small amounts. This week, the children have been encouraged to continue representing quantities in different ways, including by showing amounts on 1 hand ‘all …

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This week in Reception

This week we have been learning a Talk for Writing version of Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs. We have been learning to sequence pictures from the story in order and labelling key words in the text. We are working very hard to, ‘Spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing the sound with …

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Dig a Little Deeper

This term our Topic is “Dig a little Deeper.” Why “Dig a little deeper?” We are thinking about Spring and the growing that takes place under the soil. We are also finding out about dinosaurs whose fossils were found in the ground. Later in the term we will be learning about seeds and minibeasts and …

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The Snowman

This week we have been focusing on our story telling skills, since we did such an amazing job telling the Nativity!  Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding – Development Matters (2021) We have been learning to retell the story using the Talk for Writing actions we have been practising. Here …

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Reading in Reception

Feedback is such an important part of the learning process. “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” Bill Gates We have been working very hard in Reception to foster a love of reading. We have been learning to  “Blend sounds into words, so that they can read short words …

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Using Question words

This year as a school we are working on supporting pupils ability to communicate effectively with one another. One of the ways in which we are addressing this is through the use of the Wellcomm® Screening Tool. This tool provides us with useful teaching strategies and tips for scaffolding pupil talk, language use and comprehension. …

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This week in Reception

We have had a very eventful week….we have had our first visit to Bushey Library! We are so lucky to have the library right on our doorstep and we loved walking there with our friends. Some of us have been to a public library before, but for some of us, it was our very first …

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Maths this week

This week the children have built on their understanding of the composition of numbers by investigating the composition of 3,4 and 5.  Composing and de-composing numbers involves the children investigating part-part-whole relations, e.g seeing that 3 can be composed of 1 and 2.  Through practical experiences and activities they have consolidated their understanding of the …

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Understanding and using prepositions

This year as a school we are working on supporting pupils ability to communicate effectively with one another. One of the ways in which we are addressing this is through the use of the Wellcomm® Screening Tool. This tool provides us with useful teaching strategies and tips for scaffolding pupil talk, language use and comprehension. …

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This week in Reception

It has been another busy week for us in Reception this week. We have started learning the Christmas story in preparation for our Nativity and we are doing a very good job of learning the words to some of our Christmas songs. Here is the link to Little Donkey if you would like to help …

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